Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: Ant-Man Is Certified Fresh

Plus, Trainwreck gets big laughs, and Masters of Sex is Certified Fresh.

by | July 16, 2015 | Comments

This week at the movies, we’ve got a tiny superhero (Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas) and a commitment-phobe (Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader). What do the critics have to say?


Ant-Man

83%

Guardians of the Galaxy proved that even Marvel’s second-string heroes could shine on the big screen. Critics say Ant-Man continues the trend — it’s an energetic, tongue-in-cheek caper flick that builds to a thrilling climax, even if it doesn’t deviate much from Marvel’s established template. Rudd stars as Scott Lang, an ex-con looking to go straight who’s recruited by the brilliant scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to execute a daring heist. Donning a suit that allows him to change size, Lang must iinfiltrate Pym’s old lab in order to ensure that a revolutionary technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. The pundits say the Certified Fresh Ant-Man‘s B-movie sensibility and Rudd’s puckish humor carry the day over the movie’s more conventional superhero elements. (Watch our video interviews with Rudd, Douglas, and co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian, T.I., and director Peyton Reed.)



Trainwreck

85%

Raucous, raunchy, and insightful, Inside Amy Schumer is TV sketch comedy that soars on its star’s irrepressible charisma. Critics say Schumer’s personality shines through in Trainwreck, a sharp romantic comedy that’s both laugh-out-loud funny and occasionally quite touching. Schumer stars as a hard-partying magazine writer who has spent her life avoiding romantic entanglements — until she meets Aaron (Bill Hader). He’s successful , he’s earnest, and he really, really likes her; can our heroine find it in herself to settle down? The pundits say the Certified Fresh Trainwreck gets many of its biggest laughs from its wide range of supporting players, but it’s ultimately Schumer who ties the whole thing together. (Check out our video interviews with Schumer and co-star Vanessa Bayer.)
 

What’s On TV:

True Detective : Season 2 (2015) 62%

Though the final scene of True Detective‘s “Down Will Come” (52 percent) is spectacular, the events hardly feel earned after a brooding, clunky hour of storytelling.

 

Masters of Sex: Season 3 (2015) 69%

With a six-year leap forward in the timeline, season three of Masters of Sex (Certified Fresh at 76 percent) takes an intriguing dramatic turn, but may leave a few viewers feeling frustrated.

 

Ray Donovan: Season 3 (2015) 77%

Ray Donovan (77 percent) expands its canvas, delves deeper into its flawed characters, and grows more compelling as it goes along.

 

Also opening this week in limited release:

  • steven

    Give up constantly remaking Peter Pan .The whole story has questionable undertones for starters .

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